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Jay Corless
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Open publication - Free publishing - More post-its On a lonely fall day a few years ago, I decided to write and photograph, in the spirit of Jack Kerouac, anything and everything that entered my lazy mind.  It was sort of my tribute to streaming conscientiousness. But where Jack stopped at writing I added photography. [...]

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Freedom – the Parison Sk8 Diaries

Day 44.  This was actually shot on Day 44 but it has taken me a couple of days to edit and post everything online.  The youtube mass uploader never works.  I’ve tried that thing several times and it bites.  Sorry for the delay. The story?  Do you want this story?  I woke up suddenly overwhelmed [...]

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Three great things for an old lady VIP to do in Paris on Bastille Day

Its day 21 or maybe 22, its actually day 23 now, I can’t remember any more. For regular readers you may have noticed my blogging on the Facebook Chronicles has fallen off a bit. It’s simply because I have been moving from cell to cell this week so finding a moment to write with a [...]

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Five great things about being stuck in Paris

It’s day 14, what can I say? I spent a rather restless night.  It may be from all the coffee I drank yesterday, it may be from worry about my predicament or may be I was just too amped from watching Turkey nearly beat Germany.  I really doubt that’s what kept me awake.  As I [...]

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Five best places to be stranded

I’m into day thirteen of my most recent sentence.  I’m stuck in Paris waiting for my entry clearance visa to return to the UK to work.  Yes, you need a work permit to legally work in the UK if you are American.  I’m learning the hard way. I’m stuck in Paris and I truly feel [...]

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Five things I miss about Paris

Its weird, I’m weird at least, I don’t really know what I miss until I see it again.  I manage to compartmentalize emotions in the moment.  The emotions of leaving and departures are feelings I guess I have learned to manage.  I’m not a big fan of the long weeping good byes in airports or [...]

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Paris Guide – Quincampoux, Tire Boudin and Place des Victoires

Parts of this walk made me giggle when I first discovered these hidden gems. Other parts are about experiencing new emotions and pleasures. It’s a walk that is composed of several neighborhoods, the oldest and the shadiest streets of Paris. In some places you may cringe, in other places you may laugh while other stops [...]

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Paris Guide – Rive Gauche

France, the French and Paris are known for their great debates. Debates are an art form. They are often engaged in with no larger purpose than for debates sake. For many years I survived the debate circuit in France with only a few French words. ‘Camembert’ was my key word if discussion at dinner swerved [...]

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Paris Guide – The Hands of God Walk

If you only have one day in Paris this is the walk you must do.  It’s the walk that changed my life several times over.  This is the walk that has inspired my greatest moments and has offered comfort during my seemingly interminable miseries.  It is a walk that can last an hour like it [...]

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Paris Guide – Noma to Pompidou Walk

The Noma (North Marais ) to Pompidou walk covers a large part of the South and North Marais as well as the connecting streets to the Beaubourg Pompidou Centre area. This is a good half-day walk including museums, galleries, boutique shopping and a selection of cafes. It starts in the historic Jewish Quarter passes through [...]

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Paris Guide – Cannonball Walk

The cannonball walk is one of my favorite walks. It covers a part of the neighborhood my sister and I lived in for many years. It has history, great cafes and a nice outdoor basketball court. This is a slow meander that can take up to three or four hours or it can be done [...]

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The Last Goodbye

I left UNESCO for the last time yesterday. After thirteen years of almost fanatically serving a cause I walked away. I guess its early to describe the feelings I have for that place. It is after all where I have grown from a naive 21 year old intern to a realistic 34 year old man. [...]

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I Leave in a Week

I leave in a week.  I leave my current job at the end of March.  Ok, for you fact freaks it’s a little more than a week but I only have the time to do this now. I’ve worked here for over a decade.  I’ve enjoyed my time.  As with most jobs and most places [...]

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Your Star Wondering

I was on the train the other day and I started wondering what would happen if I took a lot of pictures from the window seat of the train and uploaded them to the web sequentially. So the first step was to take the pictures. I did that. Second I had to resize them to [...]

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Sitting at a cafe

I was recently in Paris. Sometimes its nice to go back to the city and slow down. You actually haven’t got a choice. If you don’t want to slow down the service, the people and the city will force you. I walked the streets taking pictures of things I had seen a thousand times but [...]

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Parisian Flying Piano

In a continuing effort to expose Ptelevision visitors to the weirder and wilder side of life without television I have uploaded this rare footage of a flying piano.

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Are you drunk?

On my way to work today I saw a group of drunks gathered around a park bench. As spring gently settles onto Paris so too do the drunks.

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